Quality of Life Evaluation of Elderly People Living with HIV/AIDS According to HAT-QoL

  • Julianne Cristinne Ferreira de Sousa
  • Ana Cristina de Oliveira e Silva
  • Oriana Deyze Correia Paiva Leadebal
  • Fabiana Ferraz Queiroga Freitas
  • Ericka Silva Holmes Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Saemmy Grasiely Estrela de Albuquerque
  • Deborah Rayanne Roseno de Jesus
  • Renata Michele dos Santos Barreto
  • Cora Coralina dos Santos Junqueira
  • Camila Torres da Silva
  • Cleideane Meireles da Silva Ribeiro
  • Rafaela Travassos Ferreira Mascarenh
  • Vanessa Laís Leão Raposo Marques
  • Maria Tathiane da Silva
  • Leila de Cássia Tavares da Fonsêca
  • José da Paz Oliveira Alvarenga
  • Juliana Barbosa Medeiros

Abstract

Objective: Evaluating the quality of life of the elderly living with HIV/AIDS through HAT_QoL; and characterizing the population in terms of sociodemographic and clinical data. Methods: Cross-sectional study conducted in a specialized service clinic in the care of people living with HIV/AIDS in Paraiba. The sample was consisted by 30 people over the 60 years old living with HIV/AIDS. Data collection was conducted in July 2014 by the HAT-QoL form. Data were tabulated on an electronic spreadsheet, using the double entry technique and then analyzed through the software Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 22.0. Results: Most of the population is male, single, between the ages of 60 and 63 years, low income and education, acquired HIV/AIDS through heterosexual contact, the quality of life was considered "good" or "very good" according to domains analyzed; observed commitment regarding the domains "sigils", "financial concern" and "sexual activity". Conclusion: Old people had good scores in most quality of life domains. The role of nursing staff in the maintenance of these scores is essential and necessary, from early diagnosis to the possible strategies of coping disease.

Published
Apr 6, 2016
How to Cite
SOUSA, Julianne Cristinne Ferreira de et al. Quality of Life Evaluation of Elderly People Living with HIV/AIDS According to HAT-QoL. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 9, apr. 2016. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1499>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1908.
Section
Epidemiology

Keywords

Quality of life, Elderly, HIV, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

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